The Oak Park Art League (OPAL) is excited to announce a new juried Call for Artwork for its SEMI ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION.
         We invite artists to submit their best works in any medium, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, fiber arts, ceramics, etc. (with the exception of video and projection-based work). This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talent, reach a new audience, and connect with fellow artists.
         To be eligible for the exhibition, all artworks must be original, completed within the past three years, and not previously exhibited at OPAL and ready to hang. 

JUDGE: Claire Barliant

Claire Barliant is a writer and artist who recently moved from Cambridge, MA, to Oak Park, IL. Her writing on art, architecture, and other subjects has appeared in several publications, including Apollo, Artforum, Art in America, East of Borneo, Icon, Metropolis, Modern Painters, No Tokens, and Triple Canopy. 

From 2010 to 2013 Claire wrote short art reviews for the New Yorker’s “Goings On About Town" section. Claire has also contributed essays to several artist monographs and museum catalogues.

 In 2014 Claire curated “As We Were Saying”, an exhibition at EFA Project Space, New York, about the return of identity politics in art, which was reviewed by Holland Cotter for the New York Times. Claire holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, a BA in Comparative Literature from Smith College, and an MFA candidate in creative writing from Emerson College.


Submissions (online) will be accepted online starting AUG 23, 2023, through SEPT 22, 2023.
The submission fee is $55 (non-refundable), and artists may submit up to three artworks

Selected artists will be notified via email by SEPT 25, 2023. 

(Drop-off at the Gallery is preferred (we have very little shipping/receiving capacity)!
Don't miss this opportunity. We are looking forward to seeing your submissions!

Dates to Remember:
         Submission Deadline: AUG 23, 2023, through SEPT 22, 2023
         Notification of Accepted Work: SEPT 25
         Delivery of Accepted Work: OCT 5 (1-5pm), OCT 6 (1-5pm), OCT 7 ( 1-4pm) OCT 10 (1-5pm)
         Exhibition Opens: OCT 12 - NOV 10
         Opening Reception:  FRIDAY, OCT 13, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
         Exhibition Closes: NOV 10 

Recognition Awards for Exhibition:
         1st place - $300
         2nd place - $200
         3rd place - $100

Submission fee is $55 for up to three images of work.
All work must be ready to hang.  No sawtooth or string hangers will be accepted. No exceptions.
         Size is limited to 42” in its largest dimension, sculpture work (freestanding) can be up to 72" high but must be no more than 36" wide in the round.

          * OPAL reserves the right to reject any accepted work that does not clearly represent or match the submission.  
          * Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
          * Submission fees are non-refundable.
          * All shipped artwork received MUST include a prepaid shipping label for return of the work. OPAL will not ship work without this prepaid label.

          * FOLLOW THIS LINK for a complete list of Oak Park Art League Juried Exhibition Guidelines:


Oak Park Art League